iFormBuilder Common Questions
What are the golden rules of iFormBuilder?
iFormBuilder's 1st Golden Rule: Test, Test, Test!
Be sure to test your forms to their very maximum capacity.
iFormBuilder's 2nd Golden Rule: Understand how Data Column Names work.
- Data Column Names must be unique to the form they belong to.
- Data Column Names must be database friendly, meaning no special characters or spaces.
- Data Column Names cannot begin with a number.
- Data Column Names cannot be on the list of Reserved Words. PLEASE NOTE: Reserved words can be used in the data column name but must be used in conjunction with other words or numbers. For example, "date" is a reserved word, but you can create a Data Column name such as date_1 or todays_date. Also, element labels can be in any word you wish and do not adhere to the reserved words rule.
iFormBuilder's 3rd Golden Rule: Understand how form changes affect data.
If you need to make one of the above changes to an element, we recommend either disabling the element from Element Properties tab or hiding the element from the device by putting the word false in the Condition Value field of the element, and then creating a new element to take its place. This will allow you to retain any previously collected data.